AMD FX-7600P vs AMD A8-7100

AMD FX-7600P

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The quad-core AMD FX-7600P is a mid-range processor based on the Kaveri architecture. It was revealed in June 2014 for notebooks and is manufactured by GlobalFoundries using a 28 nm SHP process. In addition to having two CPU modules for a total of four integer cores clocked at 2.7 - 3.6 GHz, the AMD chip also integrates a Radeon R7 GPU clocked at up to 686 MHz with 512 GCN shaders and a dual-channel DDR3-2133 memory controller. The FX-7600P was the fastest mobile Kaveri APU in 2014.

In addition to the CPU and GPU cores, the APU also integrates a dual-channel DDR3-2133 memory controller, UVD 4.0 video decoder, VCE 2.0 video encoder and TrueAudio audio processor.

Architecture 

Kaveri is the successor to the 2013 Richland architecture (e.g. A10-5750M). The revised CPU cores, codenamed Steamroller, represent the third generation of the module-based Bulldozer design. A number of major changes include modified decoders (now one per integer core), optimized branch prediction, and increased L1 I-cache from 64 KB to 96 KB per module. These revisions boost the performance per clock slightly over a similarly clocked Richland APU. For more details about the AMD Kaveri architecture, see our detailed analysis here:

Analysis of the AMD Kaveri Notebook Platform

Performance 

In our benchmarks with a demo laptop from AMD the performance of the processor cores was comparable to a Haswell Core i5-4210U. The single thread performance is the bottleneck of the CPU and only on a level of the previous A10-5750M (Richland) or Haswell Core i3-4030U.

Overall, the FX-7600P will be sufficient for multitasking daily workloads (Office, Internet browsing, multimedia) as well as more demanding programs.

Graphics

The Radeon R7 (Kaveri) GPU of the FX-7600P features a core clock of up to 686 MHz and 512 shader units. Since the GPU is based on AMD's GCN 1.1 architecture, both DirectX 11.2 "Tier 2" and Mantle are supported. Furthermore, the GPU can be used for general purpose computing in various applications, such as Adobe Photoshop via the OpenCL API. 

In terms of 3D performance, the GPU benefits from its high raw computational power and memory support up to DDR3-2133. Thus, the Radeon R7 is just slightly behind Intel's Iris Pro Graphics 5200 and roughly on par with a dedicated GeForce GT 730M. The integrated GPU in the Core i3 and i5 Haswell processors (like HD Graphics 4400) is left clearly behind.

As of Q2 2014, the Radeon R7 in the FX-7600P is one of the fastest integrated notebook graphics solutions that can handle many current games at low or medium settings at WXGA resolution.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the entire APU is rated at 35 Watts, which is similar to other competing mid-range models. As a result, the FX-7600P is best suited for 14-inch notebooks or larger.

 

AMD A8-7100

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The AMD A8-7100 is a power efficient ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) quad-core processor based on the Kaveri architecture. It was revealed in June 2014 for notebooks and is manufactured by GlobalFoundries using a 28 nm SHP process. In addition to having two CPU modules for a total of four integer cores clocked at 1.8 - 3.0 GHz, the AMD chip also integrates a Radeon R5 GPU clocked at up to 514 MHz with 256 GCN shaders and a dual-channel DDR3-1600 memory controller.

Architecture 

Kaveri is the successor to the 2013 Richland architecture (e.g. A10-5750M). The revised CPU cores, codenamed Steamroller, represent the third generation of the module-based Bulldozer design. A number of major changes include modified decoders (now one per integer core), optimized branch prediction, and increased L1 I-cache from 64 KB to 96 KB per module. These revisions boost the performance per clock slightly over a similarly clocked Richland APU. For more details about the AMD Kaveri architecture, see our detailed analysis here:

Analysis of the AMD Kaveri Notebook Platform

Performance 

According to our benchmarks, the A8-7100 offers a CPU performance similar to the Haswell-based Intel Core i3-4010U. While the Core i3 wins in single-thread benchmarks, the A8-7100 takes the lead in some multi-thread tests. Overall, the A8-7100 will be sufficient for all daily workloads (Office, Internet browsing, multimedia) as well as light multitasking.

Graphics

The Radeon R5 (Kaveri) GPU of the A8-7100 features a core clock of up to 514 MHz and 256 shader units. Since the GPU is based on AMD's GCN 1.1 architecture, both DirectX 11.2 "Tier 2" and Mantle are supported. Furthermore, the GPU can be used for general purpose computing in various applications, such as Adobe Photoshop via the OpenCL API. 

In terms of 3D performance, the GPU is roughly as fast as a dedicated GeForce 710M and can handle many current games at low settings and (W)XGA resolution (as of 2014).

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the entire APU is rated at 19 Watts, which is somewhat above the Haswell ULV CPUs from Intel (15 W including chipset). Nevertheless, the A8-7100 is suited for 12 - 13-inch notebooks or larger.

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KaveriKaveri
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BGA (FP3)
256 KB
4 MB4 MB
4 / 44 / 4
35 19
2410 2410
28 28
245 mm2245 mm2
105 °C
SSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2, 4A), x86-64, AES, AVX, FMA, DDR3-2133 ControllerSSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2, 4A), x86-64, AES, AVX, FMA, DDR3-1600 Controller
iGPUAMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri) (600 - 686 MHz)AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri) (? - 514 MHz)
AMD Kaveri FX-7600PAMD Kaveri A8-7100

Benchmarks

Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
177 Points (30%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
439 Points (4%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 211     avg: 224     median: 228 (5%)     max: 232 Points
min: 126     avg: 133     median: 133 (3%)     max: 140 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 72     avg: 74.3     median: 75 (33%)     max: 76 Points
min: 40     avg: 44     median: 44 (19%)     max: 48 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 2.38     avg: 2.5     median: 2.5 (6%)     max: 2.68 Points
min: 1.55     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (4%)     max: 1.97 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.81     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (33%)     max: 0.88 Points
min: 0.54     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (21%)     max: 0.56 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 2472     avg: 2590     median: 2555 (26%)     max: 2742 Points
min: 1287     avg: 1379     median: 1379 (14%)     max: 1471 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 6602     avg: 7256     median: 7418 (12%)     max: 7749 Points
min: 4103     avg: 4134     median: 4134 (7%)     max: 4165 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
9715 Points (11%)
5763 Points (7%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
3531 Points (31%)
2047 Points (18%)
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
565 seconds (7%)
min: 966.584     avg: 984     median: 984 (12%)     max: 1001.37 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
min: 16.3     avg: 16.4     median: 16.4 (3%)     max: 16.5 seconds
min: 30.719     avg: 33.2     median: 33.2 (7%)     max: 35.736 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 1200     avg: 1500     median: 1500 (15%)     max: 1800 KB/s
min: 1409     avg: 1417     median: 1416.5 (15%)     max: 1424 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
17.6 fps (10%)
min: 11     avg: 11.1     median: 11.1 (7%)     max: 11.1 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 75.5     avg: 81.5     median: 81.5 (28%)     max: 87.5 fps
min: 55.7     avg: 56     median: 56 (19%)     max: 56.2 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
1.6 fps (6%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.217     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.221 GB/s
min: 0.132     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.135 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.35     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.357 GB/s
min: 0.211     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.212 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 1.7     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (0%)     max: 1.8 GB/s
min: 1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (0%)     max: 1.1 GB/s
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean *
1.4 sec (31%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 3023     avg: 3400     median: 3569 (24%)     max: 3608 Points
2225 Points (15%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
min: 21.3     avg: 22.4     median: 22.4 (5%)     max: 23.5 Seconds
min: 26.547     avg: 27.2     median: 27.2 (6%)     max: 27.785 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
50.6 Seconds (2%)
min: 33.553     avg: 48     median: 48 (2%)     max: 62.36 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
1179 Seconds (5%)
1546 Seconds (7%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 5981     avg: 6755     median: 6754.5 (9%)     max: 7528 Points
min: 4846     avg: 4887     median: 4886.5 (7%)     max: 4927 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2348     avg: 2584     median: 2467 (11%)     max: 2938 points
min: 1666     avg: 1710     median: 1710 (8%)     max: 1754 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 23143     avg: 25133     median: 25132.5 (16%)     max: 27122 Points
min: 10696     avg: 11244     median: 11243.5 (7%)     max: 11791 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
26957 Points (32%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
29378 Points (34%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2123     avg: 2203     median: 2202.5 (6%)     max: 2282 Points
min: 1062     avg: 1119     median: 1119 (3%)     max: 1176 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 2956     avg: 3255     median: 3254.5 (10%)     max: 3553 Points
min: 1490     avg: 1581     median: 1581 (5%)     max: 1672 Points
3DMark - Time Spy CPU 2560x1440
1243 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 2503     avg: 3297     median: 3297 (27%)     max: 4091 Points
min: 2810     avg: 2901     median: 2900.5 (23%)     max: 2991 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 2247     avg: 2767     median: 2767 (25%)     max: 3287 Points
min: 2381     avg: 2432     median: 2431.5 (22%)     max: 2482 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 5275     avg: 5334     median: 5334 (10%)     max: 5393 Points
min: 4575     avg: 4583     median: 4582.5 (9%)     max: 4590 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 6242     avg: 6317     median: 6316.5 (13%)     max: 6391 Points
min: 4360     avg: 4382     median: 4382 (9%)     max: 4404 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 4824     avg: 4961     median: 4960.5 (13%)     max: 5097 Points
min: 3889     avg: 3914     median: 3913.5 (10%)     max: 3938 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 5210     avg: 5308     median: 5307.5 (9%)     max: 5405 Points
min: 3319     avg: 3337     median: 3337 (6%)     max: 3355 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1861     avg: 1893     median: 1892.5 (39%)     max: 1924 Points
min: 1459     avg: 1473     median: 1473 (30%)     max: 1487 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
5715 Points (9%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1998 Points (41%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
487 Points (30%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
1438 Points (12%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 2466     avg: 2886     median: 2610.5 (4%)     max: 3856 ms
4950 ms (8%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 142.1     avg: 201     median: 201.3 (2%)     max: 260.5 ms
200 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 10177     avg: 14762     median: 17046 (32%)     max: 17063 Points
7421 Points (14%)

Average Benchmarks AMD FX-7600P → 100% n=35

Average Benchmarks AMD A8-7100 → 72% n=35

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